As this essay has shown, Internet piracy is a large problem amongst our society, especially for record companies. As time goes on, advances in technology will increase, allowing for a wider window of opportunity for people to download illegal music files over the Internet.

As more people gain new ways for obtaining illegal music, record companies must also figure out new ways for preventing such file sharing to occur. Downloading music online is a thing of the present and will certainly continue to be around in the future.

One feels that record companies must accept that online downloading is not going to go away any time soon, and that creative action must be taken in order to obtain that share of the market. Record companies must conform to societal changes and demands in order to have a better chance of fighting piracy and to maintain valuation over time.